It seems like our customers just put away the equipment they used to harvest their 2016 cotton crop. The time passed quickly and now it’s time to start thinking about what the 2017 cotton crop will bring.
Topics: Cotton Farming
No cotton farmer can afford to grow lax about their fire extinguishers during the harvest season. Forgetting to make sure your cotton stripper has fire extinguishers where the operator can easily reach them and that both of the extinguishers are fully operational can result in substantial equipment damage, crop loss, and even loss of life.
We're getting closer to cotton harvest. Soon, cotton strippers will be a consistent part of our landscape as area farmers work to bring in this year's crop. It's an essential component of West Texas's history and legacy. We're proud to be a part of it by supporting area cotton farmers and providing them with the best equipment to get the job done.
We are getting close to the end of the growing season for this year’s cotton crop, which means local cotton farmers are beginning to gear up for the harvest.
When most people think of West Texas agriculture, they picture longhorn steers and wide open spaces of range land. Few realize that in West Texas, cotton reigns supreme. During the average year, Texas is responsible for the production of about 5 million cotton bales. In 2011, while Texans struggled to cope with a severe drought, cotton producers were able to provide the world with 3.5 million bales. The largest cotton crop was grown in 2005, when the state produced 8.4 million cotton bales. Each bales weighs 500 pounds.